Sahastrabahu Temple or Sas Bahu Temple, is situated on the east of Gwalior Fort. Constructed by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata Empire in 1092, the temple is one of the outstanding architectural wonders located close to Gwalior Fort. The 32-metre long temple has three major entrances positioned at three different directions. The entire temple is embellished with carvings, noticeably 4 idols of Vishnu, Saraswati and Brahma atop its entrance door.
The Sas Bahu temple in the fort does not only entice the devotees but also the tourists with an affinity for artistic value. The temples are located in close proximity to each other and are identical in style. The bigger one is extensively adorned with marvellous carvings and sculptures of the god. The ceiling of the larger temple is embellished with a graceful lotus carving which looks incredibly enchanting.
Jai Vilas Palace was built by Maharaja Jayaji Rao Scindia at the cost of 1 crore in 1874. The palace illustrates a classic example of European architecture, the design of which was conceived by Sir Michael Filose. An amalgamation of different architectural styles, the first level is Tuscan, the second is Italian-Doric and the third storey is constructed in Corinthian style. The palace is sprawled over an area of 12, 40,771 square feet and is remarkably known for its massive Durbar Hall. The interiors of the palace are adorned with gold and ostentatious furnishings coupled with enormous chandeliers and a large carpet. It stands at a height of 41 feet and is over 50 feet wide and 100 feet long.
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